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Copley Square: The graveyard of umbrellas

Umbrellas in the trash in Copley Square

Roberto shows us the umbrella resting ground for people who try to get across Copley Square on a day like today.

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And the ad that pops up on this page is:

"Find Out Why These Umbrellas Will Last Forever"

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Umbrellas are a manifestly useless item.

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Point and laugh at pouring rain
They never use umbrellas
Because the wind will bend their frames!

Of course, rain gear is tricky when it is so darn WARM out there!

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Hassle to carry - especially on a crowded sidewalk, and I find a good hat and jacket works just fine for me.

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Sitting on the Steps at Dartmouth Street in front of Boston Public Library observing the passing scene like in Firenze https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence

What have participants here noted while sitting on the BPL Steps?

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is the only place I have ever experienced the wind nearly blowing my bike and me clear off the road. (Cycling westbound on St. James Avenue opposite what used to be called the John Hancock Tower, the wind pushed me into the right-side curb.)

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only look to a clever Dutch engineer for a solution. My stealth-bomber-looking Senz umbrella is weird, but it is impervious to gales: http://nymag.com/strategist/2016/10/the-best-umbrella-is-a-lopsided-dutc...

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Thank you!

Looking around local shops for the Senz Umbrella...

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directly from the manufacturer, but it’s now available from Amazon.

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It is narrow side to side so you don't get that Asshole Douchebro with Golf Umbrella hogging the whole sidewalk effect, and your backside still stays dry.

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Back when I rode the buses and trains on rainy days I'd carry around an extra Dollar Tree umbrella and hand it to people without one and say "Merry Christmas" and it would make them so happy.

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